Many minor ailments and long-term health conditions can be dealt with very easily at home.  However, if your pet is very unwell, they are often best seen at a veterinary clinic as there will be more facilities for investigations and more medications kept in stock for immediate use.  Visit our contacts page for details about how to book an appointment.

Ailments which may be able to be treated at home


I carry commonly-used medication in stock.  Other medication can then be obtained from a bricks-and-mortar veterinary practice, or (usually cheaper) from an online pharmacy.

Follow-up consultations are chargeable at a reduced rate.

For cost information, please see the price list.

Ailments which require a veterinary clinic visit

If your pet has any of the following signs, they will need to be seen at a veterinary clinic as soon as possible.  Visit our emergency page for details of our recommended clinic.

  • Ingestion of toxic substance (e.g. chocolate, rat/mouse poison, raisins, human medications)
  • Recurrent seizures or a single seizure lasting more than 3-5 minutes
  • Severe, profuse bleeding – pressure should be applied to any wound for 2 minutes.  The wound should then be covered with a dressing if possible and the animal taken to your veterinary surgery immediately.
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Severe trauma
  • Severe bloody diarrhoea
  • Severe vomiting
  • Sudden onset bloating of abdomen
  • Paralysis of limbs